Rosemarie Trockel




Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition Rosemarie Trockel: Menopause at the Museum Ludwig, Köln, Oct. 29 2005 – Feb. 12 2006, and MAXXI-Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, 19 May – 6 Aug. 2006.

This wonderful, major book on Rosemarie Trockel seemed to disappear from print rather fast, quickly becoming a collector’s item in the mid 2000s. A catalogue raisonné of sorts, collecting Rosemarie Trockel’s work from 1980 to 2005 (sculpture, wool works, drawings, publications, garments, photography, video – including very rarely seen objects). Probably the best and most valuable books produced on one of Germany’s most incredible artists, ‘Post Menopause’ was realised in close cooperation with Trockel herself, and features bilingual (English and German) essays by Brigid Doherty, Silvia Eiblmayr, Barbara Engelbach and Gregory Williams.

Very highly recommended!

This copy is in As New condition and features the original folded dust-jacket poster.

Rosemarie Trockel was born in Schwerte, Germany in 1952. She studied in the Werkkunstschule in Cologne until 1978. Trockel’s oeuvre is diverse in themes and mediums, which include works on paper, ‘knitted paintings’ and sculptures. Though it is difficult to associate a particular style with her work, several concurrent themes can be identified within her oeuvre, such as the female role in society, the trademarks and symbols as social signifiers and decorations and finally, her fascination with ethnographic and scientific studies, which are often expressed through her sculptures. Trockel has become best known for her machine-generated ‘knitted paintings’–knitted woolen material placed on a stretcher–in which she challenges traditional notions of painting, feminine roles in society and culture at large, as well as art making itself. Additionally, her incorporation of references to popular culture through logos or symbols and sometimes text is yet another way to comment on the commodification of art and on the subjectivity of language and visual representation.

Rosemarie Trockel has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Recent solo exhibitions of her work have been held in institutions such as MAXXI – Museo Nazionale Delle Arti Del XXI Secolo, in Rome in 2006, The Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt in 2004, and the Dia Foundation for the Arts in New York in 2002. She has also participated in exhibitions in major institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Fondation Beyeler in Rien and the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg. Trockel has also participated in several international biennials, and her work has been featured in multiple publications. Her work has been awarded numerous prizes, including the 2011 Kaiserring from the city of Goslar, which is one of the best-known prizes for contemporary art in the world. Rosemarie Trockel lives and works in Cologne.

Rosemarie Trockel - Post Menopause
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